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Jan 8, 2013 7:00pm PST
at japanese who are making a mark on the international stage. komei kobayashi's need for speed is helping him do that. as one of the only handful of asians competing in the premier event for race car drivers, formula one. kobayashi hit a bump in the road in 2012, but he's determined to get back on track. nhk world's hiro morita caught up with him. >> nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. >> i'm hiro morita of nhk world. thank you very much for coming today. >> thank you too. >> komei kobayashi made his debut in 2009. he won a spot as a regular team driver the following year. his fans admire his bold and aggressive overtalking. 2012 was a banner year. he finished third at the japanese grand prix, becoming only the third japanese to stand on the f-1 podium. >> how did it feel to be on the winner's podium for the first time in your career? >> we had a lot of support from japanese fan. in the home grand prix, that's an amazing feeling. and on the podium, like kamuiko, even other drivers say that's fantastic, many experienced driver and nobody here in this kind of -- so i think that was a great f
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